LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A man was arrested ten months after a Las Vegas boy was killed while crossing the street outside his middle school.

Angel Manuel Lopez, 23, was arrested Jan. 30 on a charge of reckless driving resulting in death. The crash happened March 25, 2019 at about 3:30 p.m. near South Fort Apache and West Arby Avenue just outside Faiss Middle School.

Jonny Smith, 12, was crossing Fort Apache with another boy outside of a marked crosswalk. According to an arrest report, Lopez was driving the silver 2006 Chevrolet HHR that hit the two kids.

Smith was thrown 130 feet, the arrest report said. Smith was taken to Southern Hills Hospital where he later died, according to police.

The other boy suffered minor injuries, police said.

According to an arrest report, Lopez was driving between 63 and 67 mph on the street and 53 to 56 mph when the car hit the boys. The street has a posted speed limit of 35 mph.

"‪The driver was frantic when he got out of the vehicle. It was literally right when school got out," a neighbor said at the scene. "My concern is them, they all saw everything.” ‬

Clark County officials completed a traffic study of the area in May 2019 after Smith's death. Officials installed a new traffic light Jan. 3 at the Fort Apache and Arby intersection.

In a court appearance Monday, Lopez's bail was set at $20,000 with the condition he doesn't drive. According to court records, Lopez posted bail and was set to appear in court again Feb. 18.

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(4) comments

Jimmy coors

Last seen running for the border! Hehe my friend take my landscaper yob !


No problemo sir post 20K and promise to not drive till your sham trial and the probation we have waiting for ya. Glad we finally found you. The County hates when they have prizes for people and they become lost. You won dude! you nailed some kid and you are getting a slap on the wrist, nice, congrats courtesy of Clark County.


We need more information. Who posted his bail? Is he legal or illegal? Is he on any taxpayers funded programs? This makes a difference as to how people follow driving laws.


Willing to bet he is an illegal. They have no regard at all for the law and have no business driving here.

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